Stop City of Beaufort From Destroying Lady's Island!

Stop City of Beaufort From Destroying Lady's Island!

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Save Lady's Island started this petition to City of Beaufort City Counsel

Once again we have the perfect example of how small government (City of Beaufort) works.

At a meeting of the City of Beaufort Metropolitan Planning Commission on Monday, June 29, 2019.

In total disregard of public opinion and the welfare of Lady's Island residents they have voted to recommend more annexation of Lady's Island. The property involved is a 21 acre plot located at 44 - 50 Miller Rd .

It is a beautiful wooded area with a 4 acre lake. Once annexed the zoning can be changed (also in the plan) to allow high density housing, hotels, motels, and other commercial enterprise. The lake could be filled in and the natural value of that property and the surrounding neighborhood destroyed. This of course would cause more traffic, more trash, more crime and destroy the wonderful rural environment. It also could lead to annexation of adjoining properties and private home lots being compromised to accommodate new roads, utilities and so on.

Most citizens of Lady's Island regard City of Beaufort as being a malignant cancer that must be stopped before there are unrecoverable consequences. Let me explain how the cancer works:

Step 1.

Hold feel good meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Commission. Totally disregard the residents objections (not one person at the meeting wanted annexation) then recommend the annexation anyway.

Step 2.

Hold a meeting of the City Counsel (with as little public notice as is possible (concerning agenda). Accept the recommendation of the Metropolitan Planning Commission and approve the annexation even against the will of residents impacted and involved.

Step 3. (This is important)!

Rezone, residents of the area involved now no longer have a say even if it were to go to public vote (it won't) because it is now a City of Beaufort issue and surrounding residents aren't in the city so you have lost your say.

To late, the cancer has killed you!

This needs to stop and the time is now.

The meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Commission was a total failure. Who's fault was it?

Did the board not listen? Were they deaf or simply in favor of the city stealing as much property as possible to increase their tax base? Or perhaps it was us, perhaps we weren't clear enough. If that is the case let's attend the next meeting and make one thing perfectly clear:

City of Beaufort We Don't Want You Here!

Island residents can help:

1.Stay informed, get on our mailing list. Send an Email to: ladysisland@hotmail.com

2. Sign this petition.

If you would like a copy to canvas and collect signatures just ask at the email address above. We will be happy to collect them.

 

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